The trip departs Florence from the Santa Maria Novella train station. The meeting point is in the International Ticketing Hall opposite tracks 8 and 9. Please meet your Trip Leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Travel to Venice is by private, luxury coach bus with A/C, DVD, and bathroom. Once we arrive in Venice you are free to explore the intricate arrangement of canals and buildings on stilts. From here, it is easy to access the glass-blowing island of Murano, the colorful houses on the island of Burano, or head directly to St. Mark’s Square by way of waterbus or on foot. Your trip leader will show those interested in going to Murano and Burano the way by waterbus. We recommend purchasing the full day pass for the water bus. This will allow you to explore all of Venice’s islands with ease. You will have plenty of time to spend your day between Murano, the picturesque island of Burano, St. Mark’s Square, and the Famous Rialto Bridge. If you want to get on the canals, take a ride in a Gondola or opt for the inexpensive option of touring around by waterbus. The bus will depart from Venice for Florence.